A life crisis can happen to anyone. When you and your young children need it, help is here!
Our services are free of charge, completely confidential, and available to anyone in need. To become a client, contact the office to make an appointment to register. At your registration we will collect information about your family, financial situation, and needs that we can fill. Once registered, clients may access services on a drop-in basis.
Note: We require some personal information to complete your registration, including proof of identification for you and your children under the age of three, and proof of income; please bring these documents to your registration appointment.
What service are you looking for?
Infant Food Bank
The Infant Food Bank provides relief to families who may access food and formula, diapers and wipes, as available, twice per month. The Infant Food Bank is available to drop-in clients who have already registered.
The Milk Program provides 2% milk twice per month to client families, and once per week to expectant mothers and families with children under the age of three who drink milk.
The Care Closet is full of gently used clothing (including maternity clothing), shoes, outerwear, blankets, towels, toys and books. Clients can access the Care Closet twice per month and take as many items as are needed. Through the Care Closet we also provide larger items such as cribs, play pens, car seats, high chairs, etc. on a first-come, first-served basis as they are requested on the Wish List. To add an item to the Wish List, call the office today!
Earn While You Learn
The Earn While You Learn program provides pregnancy and parenting education in a private, one-on-one setting with a trained educator. Most classes are video-based and chosen at the request of the client. Clients taking classes earn gift cards to local grocery stores as well as new clothing while they invest in parenting skills. Our available classes begin with pregnancy and include birth preparation, baby care, toddler care, discipline, life skills, and classes for men. Classes are available by appointment only.
You can have a free, reliable and confidential pregnancy test, with the result available in minutes. Our tests can detect pregnancy 10-14 days after conception and are 99% accurate. Our Centre is a safe environment where you will meet a peer counsellor who will assist you to perform your own pregnancy test. She will talk with you about your individual situation and explore your options. Pregnancy tests are available to anyone, any time the Centre is open.
You might be pregnant if you have any of these symptoms:
- missed one or more menstrual periods
- breasts are swollen and/or tender
- nauseated or have had a change in appetite
- tired or dizzy
- have to urinate more often
- recently gained or lost weight
If you are thinking about abortion we are an important first step in your journey for information. Abortion is a legal option in Canada. However, like every medical procedure there are risks you need to be aware of before making your decision, including emotional risks that could impact the rest of your life. Our trained counsellor will discuss your options and help you navigate your decision. We are not a medical facility and do not refer for or perform abortions.